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OBITUARIES Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.

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posted: 04/20/2014 3:45 a.m. Discuss

100 YEARS AGO April 20, 1914 “Someone started a rumor on the streets that I had dropped dead, and we have done nothing this evening but receive telephone messages of condolence,” said P.A. Byrd, 1514 Booker St., last night.

Man arrested in death of school district employee

posted: 04/19/2014 3:11 p.m. Comment 1

Little Rock police have made an arrest in the homicide of Debbie Bush, who was found stabbed to death in her home Tuesday.

Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg

posted: 04/19/2014 10:19 a.m. Discuss

Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen.

Lottery forced to tap reserve

posted: 04/19/2014 3:44 a.m. Comments 8

The state Department of Higher Education has spent nearly $113 million on lottery-financed Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarships in the fiscal year that will end June 30 — a $20 million dip from the previous fiscal year — after the 2013 Legislature overhauled the program and cut the scholarships for some future recipients.

2nd nursing-home suit sits on Maggio docket

posted: 04/19/2014 3:38 a.m. Comment 1

Circuit Judge Michael Maggio began presiding over a negligence lawsuit involving a second nursing home owned by Fort Smith businessman Michael Morton just weeks after Morton financed several political action committees that later donated to Maggio’s since-halted run for an appeals-court seat.

Clinton papers: Image of first lady too strong

posted: 04/19/2014 3:29 a.m. Comments 2

The National Archives and Records Administration released about 7,500 more pages of records from Bill Clinton’s time as president Friday, some of which detail staff efforts to soften Hillary Rodham Clinton’s image.

Man dead after blaze, foot chase

posted: 04/19/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A former Little Rock police officer died early Friday after a struggle in a yard belonging to a hot-dog vendor and blogger with whom the former officer had a “history,” police said.

DRIVETIME MAHATMA: Do not let dozing dog lie in street

posted: 04/19/2014 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mr. Know-itall : My neighbor’s dog, Tequila, sunbathes in the middle of the street. Could be he’s just passed out. Is this illegal? — Local Resident

Family honors its ties with LR Zoo ride

posted: 04/19/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

In Anne Gardner’s hometown of North Tonawanda, N.Y., carousels are a part of the culture.

Tuition help set for more in state

posted: 04/19/2014 3:23 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday voted to use $2 million in the state’s “rainy-day” funds to offer nearly two-thirds more Governor’s Distinguished Scholarships to eligible students.

Kimbrell applying for Bryant school job

posted: 04/19/2014 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell has applied to be the next superintendent of the Bryant School District.

District 43 GOP rivals fault federal control

posted: 04/19/2014 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Two Republican candidates seeking the state House District 43 seat both agree that programs such as Common Core curriculum and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allow federal government too much control of local communities.

Officials get a peek at plan for new jail

posted: 04/19/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Crawford County could move into a new jail in January 2017 if voters approve two sales taxes next month, a jail architect told county officials Friday.

3,000 waiting for disability services, panel says

posted: 04/19/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

More than 3,000 Arkansans with disabilities are waiting for services to help them live outside state institutions, a group of health-care officials were told during the Arkansas Health Disparities Conference on Friday.


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